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Academic Accommodations Related to Mental Health Needs

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 Academic or other accommodations related to mental health conditions are sometimes necessary for students while they are in school. The Office of Accessible Education can assist you with the process of obtaining needed accommodations.

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Medical documentation of mental health diagnosis is usually needed when applying for accommodations. Your therapist, psychiatrist, or other medical professional can provide medical documentation of your diagnosis, and the impact of the diagnosis on your academics, to the Office of Accessible Education in a confidential manner.

  • This medical documentation is provided in the context of an ongoing treatment relationship, where both you and your provider have determined that accommodations are needed.